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Articles with tag Abandoned Children

Freedom from an Unwelcome Guest

The lines on Magda’s frail face traced the story of a wearisome life. After losing her husband while still a young woman, Magda had struggled to support their daughter, Callee. When Callee eventually married, she …

September 2021

Chills of Winter Give Way to Warmth

Sinhal’s childhood was marred by poverty and trauma. He and his family struggled to survive, staving off hunger and illness any way they could. Yet, above all else, there was one problem that never seemed …

November 2019

Home Won’t Be the Same

Manisha’s family lived in a dangerous place filled with gangs and drug lords, but it was home—until her father disappeared into custody under suspicions of gang involvement. Her mother frantically sought his release, but tragically, …

August 2018

The Fire He Can’t Forget

Every child in House of Hope has a story. Seven-year-old Kapil had thought his family was just fine, until the day he watched flames climb his mother’s screaming form—flames ignited by his father’s hand. {% …

June 2017

6-Year-Old Flees Hatred, Finds Love

At 6 years old, Vairat has already faced intense hatred. He knows hunger, loneliness, pain, abuse and hardship. He knows what it means to fend for himself. He knows what life is like for an …

June 2016

Unwanted Daughter Shares Her Story

The following comes from an interview with Darshana, a child living at Gospel for Asia’s House of Hope, a home for abandoned and runaway girls. This interview took place in 2014, when Darshana was 11 …

September 2015

Being Left to Die Saved His Life

Nandi doesn’t remember why he left home as a young boy, but he can’t forget how much his life has changed since then. Several years ago, Nandi got on a train and ended up on …

June 2014

Bridge of Hope Student Forced to Marry at Age 12

Rashmi, 12, had already lost both her parents, yet her uncle wanted to take away one of the few things she had left. His greed cared nothing about her dignity. When Rashmi was only 4, …

August 2013

Abandoned Boy Finds Hope

He had given Naveen no warning, and now the boy was stranded. After another long day at work, young Naveen walked back to his home just as he had done since the day he turned …

June 2013

Abandoned Orphan, Daughter of God

Bahula’s stomach growled with the angry pain of being completely empty. It had been days since she had eaten, but that didn't matter to her aunt and uncle. They still expected the little girl to …

February 2013

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